JUST IN: US$2,7 million ZB Bank heist mastermind, 2 others jailed 10 years each


Three men have been sentenced to significant prison terms for their involvement in a fabricated heist at a Zimbabwean bank in 2021.

Shadreck Njowa, who planned the scheme as the former internal security manager for cash-in-transit, was joined by accomplices Tendai Zuze and Neverson Mwamuka in perpetrating the fake robbery involving US$2,7 million from ZB Bank in Chinhoyi.

However, their ruse was uncovered during investigations. The men were convicted on robbery charges by Harare Regional Magistrate Clever Tsikwa in court today.

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The judge handed down a 10 year sentence to each man, but suspended two years on condition of good behaviour. This leaves the three to serve the remainder of eight years incarcerated.

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